Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1500
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Digital great - analog okay.
3 May 2011
Summary: I'm sure because of space they had to skimp on the analog tuner (which is only good for analog cable anyway). Analog picture is grainy, so if you need the analog your best bet is their previous analog-only model which is excellent (which you can also find rebadged under HP). Otherwise you're only option would be Hauppauge's external HVR-1950 (also excellent). Either way, always recommend getting Hauppauge's Media Center Kit versions.
Summary: I have two sons that work in computer related jobs, both of them at separate times have tried to get this product to work on my HP Pavilion dv7-3188cl Entertainment Notebook computer. We tried it up in Washington State, and in So. California. Can not get this product to work!
Summary: I was disappointed in that the description said it was an express card tuner! What it left out was that express card slots come in 2 sizes and it was for the larger slot whereas my laptop has the narrower slot! I had to return it, however Amazon was great in having a postage paid label in the box for returning! Good service, poor description!
Summary: I read some reviews complaining about the installation of this item, after trying it out myself I have to agree is not an easy -just plug and play- installation and you will spend a little time looking for answers in [...].. worsened by the fact that my Toshiba Qosmio only seems to behave good with Toshiba released drivers. But when is set up is a very good card, no freezes or glitches.
Summary: I have been using this card with Media Center for 5 months. I live 10 miles from the broadcast stations so even the little antenna picks up a station or two, but an amplified indoor antenna gets all the basic stations and a few more. The weak point in this card and with most devices like this is that the card end of the antenna connector is somewhat delicate. I had pieces break off after being transported a few times.
Summary: i purchased two other tunners before this one and had trouble with all of them either the software or the acual usb or express card hardware was not compatible but the product worked perfectly out of the box and installed in 5 minutes